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Hello my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will do whatever I possibly can to help answer your questions. I am sorry to hear about this complication you have ran into. When you mentioned it won't fully load do you ever see the windows 2000 logo or anything like that? Also have you ran the dell diagnostic yet on the hard drive?
OK let's do something different. do you know how to remove the computer cover meaning opening the machine by chance and locating and removing the coin system battery? If you don't here is a manual on how to do this: ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_dell_precision_workstation/precision-220_Service%20Manual_en-us.pdf
By the way please unplug the power cord before doing this and then proceed in the battery removal. Once it's removed push the power button a couple of times then wait 5 minutes then reinstall the battery. Close the machine up it should reset the bios and tell me if you get the same error message? I will be standing by. By the way if it still comes up at no boot device we would be looking at a failed hard drive.
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I should have mentioned you would need adobe reader on the machine you are using. If you do go to this link: http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/us/en/19/servicetag/78X8P01?s=BSD
Choose manuals and downloads. Then choose the service manual and choose mini tower.
That could be exactly why it can't be viewed it will be on the board it looks like a quarter or coin flat faced down. You would need to remove it.
You are welcome. This means if it's still giving you the same message on the no boot device. You will need to install a new hard drive. I am so sorry that this has happened to you I really am.
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